Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,159 Ratings
Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Hop Ottin’ IPA is brewed and dry-hopped with copious amounts of Columbus and Cascade. This beer is a showcase of the bright citrusy aromas, bold grapefruit and pine-like flavors, and resiny bitterness that hop heads crave. With a brilliant, deep amber color and solid malt backbone, hints of citron, roses, and bergamot climax with a dry, herbal finish in this well-balanced interpretation of a West Coast IPA.

Added by stirgy on 04-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,159
Reviews:
1,233
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
536
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,159 |  Reviews: 1,233
Photo of cbcrunch
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

5/14....pours medium copper, colored, bright, with 1/4 inch head of white patchy foam. Bready caramel nose. Lemon citrus in the back. Sharp pine bitter, opens strong, some sweet malty undercurrent. Soapy. Rinds. Heavy bitter but manages to balance out. Nice.

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Photo of B_B
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nuggetz
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbenson
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Golden brown gradient with a dirty cream colored head with excellent retention and dense lacing. Pours more like a Lager than an ale.
Smell: Citrusy and earthy with notes of grapefruit, lemon, blackberry, pine, and oak.
Taste: Subtle, balanced, and surprisingly malt-forward for an IPA. Notes of toasted bread, oak, grapefruit, nuts, caramel. A bitter and dry aftertaste. Not too sweet.
Feel: I was at first disappointed by the thinness of the mouthfeel but it opens up and definitely complements the dryness with a mouth-coating exit. It grows on you over time.
Overall: This beer harkens back to the original IPAs where fruity/punchy flavors weren't the only goal. It's a good, classic ale that is dry, bitter, and crisp.

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Photo of Madbum101214
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BuddyZ
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjd722
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mkaram
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rydev24
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rammed96
3.09/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of empowell8394
2.98/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BillT916
4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shawnspl
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vidisad
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Hazy deep amber hue in an appearance showcase, massive bubbly off-white head builds up quick with exceptional retention. The head just slowly subsides to eternal foamy crown and leaves plenty of refined yet sticky lacing all around the glass-side.

Citrus, lemony, floral, pear, pine, and sweet caramel yet toffee from malt in a nose.

Sweet crackery malt as a foundation is strong enough to drive hop to dominate with a persistent bitterness along with a note of grapefruit, citrus, resin and herbal. Lightly toasted nuttiness exhibits too where subsequently hop wraps up the finish with a herbal and pleasant bitter end.

Medium to full body with slight syrupy mouthfeel, carbonation is medium and no problem to carry all the things well, dry finish. Overall, this beer is very good IPA and truly straightforward to the style. Thumbs up.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williahd
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

(12 oz bottle, code 15355 6067 68... left out for 30 min, then poured into a shaker)

L: medium-tone amber-colored liquid, mild haze... off-white, fluffy pad of suds, rocky top... pouring the last half-inch of the bottle in brings with it some cloudy sediment, enhancing the haze a wee bit... keeps a messy cap from top to bottom

S: juicy grapefruit squeezins and pulp, mild citrusy taffy overtone... maybe getting a light caramel malt in the background, maybe even a whisper hint of toasted husk, but no overt maltiness to be found - this is boldly fruity-hop forward... ok, certainly some intense floral aromas woven in, maybe a mist of alcohol... the overall smell is incredibly potent and a lil mouthwatering

T: decadently-rich, powdery-candy like fruity hop resins ribbon across the palate... immediately apparent spicy hum... aftertaste is kinda like if you ate a piece of toast and drank a sip of orange/grapefruit juice, bang-bang, one after the other... moderate, fuzzy, pith-y bitterness left over and a surprising ambiguously-shaded phenolic skidmark... definitely some serious crystal malt skin liquefied within

F: hearty-ass warm glow in your thorax after the first sip... fleece-soft flow... definitely some extra weight from I can only assume a higher mash temp and a thorough bleeding of hop resins in the process (high volume additions)... the body has some curves, but ends up slithering out off the back of the tongue, some light viscosity, but lighter than its flavors suggest

O: in the ever-ongoing pursuit of unhad brews, coming back to this after a few years - forgot how damn good this is... and I love balance, as in, malt flavor (it's mostly toasted caramel here, not bread nor biscuit), but the hops are over the top just right... could easily knock back a sixer in one relaxed evening

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another one of those darker than average ipas, this one predates almost all ipas, so this is back when they were going heavier malt compared to some of the drier ipas these days.

1/2 off white head, light brown pour, C hop dry hop aromas.

Plenty of pine and grapefruit hit the mouth, fresh is poppin nicely. Will finish drier when fresh, less likely to have that toffee and wood aspect envelope the mouthfeel as a slight negative. Better on tap.

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Photo of beergoot
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Honey/amber hued body; thick, sculpted, white head; clumps of foam adhering to the glass. Fruity, pineapple aroma; sweet; peach. Sweet, caramel malt backbone flavor; fine hop bitterness building mid-way and lingering at the finish. Medium body; sticky and slightly prickly; nice residual sugary sweetness yet finishes fairly dry.

An intense yet balanced IPA that delivers some tingling hop goodness atop a sweet and tasty malt backbone.

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Photo of Shradical
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobtaylor0414
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,159 ratings.
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